What Does DECA Mean to You?
While DECA has many concrete definitions, explaining the categories of competition and the goal to prepare emerging leaders, it truly cannot be described in a sentence. After asking a variety of members what DECA truly means to them, it can be concluded that what the members truly appreciate is not the factual interpretation, but the networking and friendships that can be developed.
The most valuable opportunity that DECA offers is the ability to befriend those just like yourself from other schools, states, and nations. I myself now have a DECA friend from Virginia who I contact consistently. This is truly the most notable memory I will take back from my experience as an officer. In addition, as a state officer my team and I have developed close relationships.
DECA also teaches valuable business skills and presentation abilities. This not only helps in future business ventures, but in any performance or declaration that requires public speaking. DECA encompasses more than any one person can describe.